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Fri 2 Sep 2022

  • Icon, artist, trailblazer: Lindah Lepou finally gets the recognition she deserves
    A trailblazer in New Zealand's queer and Pacific cultures, Lepou is the first recipient of the Arts Foundation Toi Kō Iriiri Award for outstanding queer artist...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lindah Lepou and Tame Iti among 2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi laureates
    Lindah Lepou is the first recipient of the 2022 Toi Kō Iriiri Queer Laureate Award, presented at the 2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureates on Friday...
    Links: Stuff
  • Lindah Lepou and Tame Iti among 2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi laureates
    Lindah Lepou is the first recipient of the 2022 Toi Kō Iriiri Queer Laureate Award, presented at the 2022 Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureates on Friday...
    Links: Stuff
  • News 2 Me: Gender and pronouns
    What is non-binary and what does it mean to be transsexual? Trans and gender diverse people can face challenges but one way we can help is by recognising a person’s ‘pronoun’ – such as he, she or they...
    Links: RNZ
  • Recap: Lindah Lepou accepts first Toi Ko Iriiri Queer Arts Award in bare feet at Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Laureate Awards
    "Lindah is a powerful advocate who has been telling a story in the arts world for decades" said Arts Foundation Te Tumu Toi Trustee Hall Cannon when presenting the award...
    Links: Stuff
  • APO Brings Big Screen Adventures To Move A Modern Family
    Links: Express
  • Biden Urged To Cement LGBTQ+ Rights Following Deliberate Efforts In Rolling...
    Links: Express
  • CELEBRATING LEONARD BERNSTEIN’S SYMPHONIC DANCES FROM WEST SIDE STORY
    Links: Express
  • Chris Davis: From Landscaper To Award-Winning World of WearableArt Designer
    Links: Express
  • Hannah Tasker-Poland: Made For It!
    Links: Express
  • TOPP CLASS! Special Variety Show Announced To Celebrate LGBTQ+ Icons The...
    Links: Express

Thu 2 Sep 2021

  • Elton John To Drop New Album Featuring Collabs From Nicki Minaj,...
    Links: Express
  • New Zealand International Film Festival Announces First Films
    Links: Express

Wed 2 Sep 2020

  • Cooks Islands rainbow community lobbies for constitutional rights
    The Cook Islands LGBT+ association is citing the country's Constitution as it seeks to stop laws discriminating against gay men...
    Links: RNZ
  • World Rugby's trans women ban proposal slammed by academic group
    The letter to World Rugby says there is no peer-reviewed, scientific evidence to justify a ban which would only be harmful to trans and gender-diverse people...
    Links: Stuff
  • In Case You Missed It: Gaga and Grande Perform ‘Rain On Me’...
    Links: Express
  • Taylor Swift Sends Touching Letter and Gifts to Openly Gay Fan
    Links: Express

Mon 2 Sep 2019

  • If These Walls Could Talk
    Links: Express

Sun 2 Sep 2018

  • Battle lines drawn between feminists and trans activists over sex self identification
    Hostilities between feminists and transgender activists are coming to a head as the sex self identification debate heats up...
    Links: Stuff

Sat 2 Sep 2017

  • L'Oreal drops transgender model for racist comments
    Transgender model Munroe Bergdorf made history earlier this week when it was announced that she would be the face of a L'Oréal UK campaign...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Repromed only fertility clinic to get Rainbow Tick
    For a same-sex couple having a child means entering the daunting world of fertility clinics...
    Links: NZ Herald
  • Tagata o te Moana for 2 September 2017
    Tongan's interim prime minister's ok with dissolution of Tongan parliament; Climate change, sustainable development, conservation and possibly West papua will be items on the agenda of a newly expanded Pacific Forum leaders summit line-up in Samoa next week; First Pasifika poet selected for prestigious NZ Poet Laureate award; Gay detainees fear for their lives and future if Australia close the detention centre on Manus Island; Fixing an ailing economy and a broken health system, as well as addressing corruption are among the stated priorities of Papua New Guinea's re-elected government; New Caledonia's FLNKS outlines its plan for independence...
    Links: RNZ
  • Masculinity Is Not What It Used To Be
    Links: Express

Fri 2 Sep 2016

  • Decades-long wait for gender surgery
    The transgender community wants health officials to cut the wait time for gender reassignment operations, saying it could take decades before people get one...
    Links: RNZ
  • GSWQT: Skycity Queenstown Karaoke!
    Links: Express
  • Main Street Lodge Owner Pleads Guilty
    Links: Express
  • Mika’s Multicultural Melting Pot
    Links: Express
  • Queens of the Desert
    Links: Express
  • 50 year wait "completely unacceptable"
    Green Party MP and transgender advocate, Jan Logie, says a 50 year wait for trans feminine gender reassignment surgery “is completely unacceptable”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • 8yr old Ugandan girl arrested for "lesbianism"
    Police in Uganda have arrested an eight-year-old girl for “lesbianism”...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Darkmatter poet coming to New Zealand
    Alok Vaid-Menon of trans south asian performance art duo Darkmatter, is coming to New Zealand this October...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GaySkiWeekQT: The inside story
    If it's happening at Gay Ski Week QT Miss Ribena not only knows about it she knows who did it and with whom and why and where...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sinking the New Atlantis
    Family First is trumpeting yet another anti-transgender 'research paper' from conservative Catholic Paul McHugh and an offsider, Lawrence Meyer, in an obscure religious social conservative journal called the New Atlantis...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Sep 2015

  • Gay Ski Week QT’s Sponsor Drinks
    Links: Express
  • Demand sparks NZAF Health Services review
    The New Zealand AIDS Foundation is reviewing its health services to see how they can cope better with a doubling in the number of people getting tested over the past five years – which has not been matched by an increase in funding...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Homophobic Kentucky clerk saga continues
    A homophobic US county clerk is still refusing to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples, and could now face fines or jail time...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Ireland's marriage law ratified by President
    Ireland’s President has officially ratified the nation’s same-sex marriage law, following the historic May referendum...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Miley Cyrus' new Sapphic sex song
    Pop star Miley Cyrus has released a new song called Bang Me Box which she says is a "pretty self-explanatory" track about having sex with a woman...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Sep 2014

  • Nine Years Strong
    Links: Express
  • Words From The Departing Mr Gay World
    Links: Express
  • Beyer vocal on Dotcom, campaign funds
    Georgina Beyer in Dunedin...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Coke gains the second Rainbow Tick
    Coca-Cola Amatil New Zealand has achieved the standard required to be awarded the Rainbow Tick, the second company to do so...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GALS have a ball in Dublin
    Twenty five members of Auckland's Gay and Lesbian Singers have recently returned from Dublin where they participated in a huge queer singing festival, Various Voices...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gender neutral bathroom signs available
    The business also has signs showing toilets have disabled access A new online store is selling signs to make it clear bathrooms are gender neutral and accessible for everyone, with a chunk of profits going to charity...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Mon 2 Sep 2013

  • Gay Ski Week is "friendlier" say Ak boarders
    Ben Fuller   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Immigration apologises to gay Thai couples
    Kai Kingsley Immigration NZ has apologised for the endorsement it added to the visas of two same-sex couples from Thailand who had applied to come to New Zealand to get married...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Scripts sought for glbti theatre project
    A new theatre development programme, providing an opportunity for glbti writers to create short theatrical works expressing unique Kiwi voices, is being launched today in Auckland...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Sex Work: Return of the Prohibitionists?
    Sixteenth century 'witches' who bore the brunt of moral panics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Sep 2012

  • John Key "too gay" for his electorate
    John Key dancing with Buffy and Bimbo at the Big Gay Out Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has written letters to residents of John Key’s Helensville electorate saying the Prime Minister is “too gay” for the area...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Sep 2011

  • The Glenn Mills case, uncovered
    Detective Sergeant Andy King led the case The detective who led the investigation into Glenn Mills has made a series of fresh revelations about the case they were gathering against the man who became known as an ‘HIV predator’...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Glenn Mills case, uncovered
    Detective Sergeant Andy King led the case The detective who led the investigation into Glenn Mills has made a series of fresh revelations about the case they were gathering against the man who became known as an ‘HIV predator’...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Sep 2010

  • LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre (Wellington)
    Maddy Drew and Carole Hicks talk about the history and activities of LILAC - the Lesbian Information, Library and Archives Centre.
    Features: Carole Hicks, Maddy Drew
    Links: PrideNZ.com
  • Anti-gay MP caught in porn scandal
    Fred Nile Conservative anti-gay New South Wales MP Fred Nile is denying he has accessed porn websites from his office...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Early victory in NSW push for adoption
    Clover Moore put the bill forward There's been a narrow victory for the first stage of a bill to allow same sex adoption in New South Wales...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • GABA hands over cheque for $18,500
    The Gay Auckland Business Association has handed over a cheque for a whopping $18,500, which it raised through its 25th Jubilee and Charity Auction...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • NSW: Australian Christian Right vs. Adoption Reform
    Predictably, the Australian Christian Right is attacking Independent NSW State MP Clover Moores' inclusive adoption reform bill...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Putting the dates back in dating
    DJ, broadcaster, actor and MC extraordinaire Steven Oates has gone a little bit romantic with his latest project...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Trio of Tui nominations for Anika Moa
    She is already nominated for a Silver Scroll, and now Anika Moa has received three New Zealand Music Awards nominations for an album she wrote about falling in love with her wife...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Wed 2 Sep 2009

  • Flirt girls to show off their tattoos
    Popular Auckland women's night out Flirt is offering fun prizes to partygoers who show off their inked bodies this Saturday night...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Vermont marks gay marriage with ice cream
    The US State of Vermont, famous for being the birthplace of Ben   ...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Sep 2008

  • Aussie push for same-sex parenting rights
    Australian gay and lesbian couples could be legally obliged to pay child support and would be given access rights to their children if their relationship ends, under recommendations to be considered by the Federal Government...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Gay hopefuls for Big Brother-style show
    Nationwide radio network The Edge's new promotion to find new friends and lock them in a webcam house for several weeks has attracted two very outgoing gay and bi contestants...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Mika checks into Shortland St this week
    Veteran takataapui entertainer Mika has a guest role on TV2's Shortland Street this week...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Murder in the Pacific
    John Scott John Scott, a fourth-generation, Fiji-born European, was the Director-General of the Red Cross...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • New Mr. Gay Waikato gets $500 bar tab
    18-year-old Shane Pilkington only started going out to Hamilton's gay nightclub a few months ago, but now that he's 2008's Mr...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Niue disowns health boss's HIV colony stance
    Niue's Secretary of Government has today distanced the island nation from the recommendation of its own Director of Health that people with HIV are sinners who should be locked up in a isolated colony to keep them away from the general population...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • No Straight Answer: The Partial Defence of Provocation
    The partial defence of provocation is still a powerful force in New Zealand's criminal law, but has come under heavy criticism for its use as an excuse for homophobia, hetero-normativism and hate crimes...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Services confirmed for Paula Brettkelly
    A Requiem Mass will be celebrated tomorrow in St Mary's Catholic Church, Wanganui, for the late Sister Paula Brettkelly, an early and tireless worker in the fight against the spread of HIV and the stigmatisation of people infected with the virus...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Shotover Jet and Bungying today at Ski Week
    Despite many of the hundreds of Gay Ski Weekers feeling a little worn out by two days' skiing Queenstown's slopes, this morning's bright sunny weather saw several dozen head off early for 'Adventure Day' activities...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Best of Takataapui TV
    The next episode of Maori Television's LGBT programme Takataapui will be broadcast at 9:30pm on Monday 8 September: This final episode of Takataapui for 2008 looks back at highlights from the programmes in this year's series of twenty mini-documentaries by, for and about Takataapui New Zealanders...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sun 2 Sep 2007

  • 1957 report: Homosexuality "should not be a crime"
    On 4th September 2007, 50 years have passed since the United Kingdom Home Office released its ground-breaking Wolfenden Report which urged partial and restricted decriminalisation of male homosexuality...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • DNA profiling, homicide and hate crimes
    DNA sampling is a godsend to police at a modern crime scene investigation, such as aggravated assault in the context of hate crime or homicide...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Forum for Whose Families?
    On October 27, Family First, the Christian Right's family values pressure group, will hold a "Forum on the Family" for other Christian Right pressure groups at the "Life Convention Centre" near Auckland Airport...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • National Party hubris?
    National is mounting a highly unconvincing attack on the Electoral Finance Reform Bill, which has the potential to backfire badly against the Opposition...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • USA: Toilet sex sting senator resigns
    Idaho Senator Larry Craig resigned yesterday as the aftermath of his 'lewd conduct' in an airport toilet led to concern from his fellow Republicans that the scandal would dim their election prospects...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Verbal gluttony in The Real Thing
    Claire Chitham in The Real Thing Review: The Real Thing, by Tom Stoppard With Cameron Rhodes, Theresa Healey, Stephen Lovatt, Claire Chitham, Paul Ellis, Michelle Blundell and Brian Rankin...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Sat 2 Sep 2006

  • Pollyfilla
    Tonight is the last opportunity for Wellington's LGBT community to see drag and entertainment diva Pollyfilla perform before she relocates to Melbourne...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • The Strange Passions of Venus Monstrosa
    Apart from HIV/AIDS, who would have thought that South Africa might become a paragon of human rights and pluralism only twenty years ago? Today, though, compared to the rest of Southern Africa, it is...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Fri 2 Sep 2005

  • "Gender Bending Agenda" - NZ First
    Addressing a Grey Power meeting on the Kapiti Coast yesterday, Winston Peters told the group that Labour's "gender bending agenda" is far from over, and there will be nothing anyone can do to stop it...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Editorial: Donate through gay-friendly Hurricane Katrina charities
    The catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina's aftermath is unfolding in ways that seem more grim day by day and, depite the enormous resources of the USA, international assistance is needed and will be appreciated...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Fiji gay sex ban would spread HIV/AIDS
    A call to criminalise homosexual sex in Fiji will endanger public health and foster the spread of HIV/AIDS, the New Zealand AIDS Foundation says...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • Hepatitis C and HIV co-infection - Double trouble
    Hepatitis C (HepC or HCV) and HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) are two different viruses which share some common characteristics...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Thu 2 Sep 2004

  • Television programme: Takataapuhi (New Zealand)
    This episode highlights Maori women involved in protest movements over the past decades. Takataapuhi, ref F82081.
    Links: Nga Taonga Sound and Vision
  • More bile from homohating Garth George
    Christians don't have the courage to face the "viciousness, bile and hatred spat at them" by the "heterophobic homosexual community", says NZ Herald columnist and letters editor Garth George...
    Links: GayNZ.com
  • When black shirts frighten us
    Mobs of fundamentalist Christians militaristically marching through our streets, outfitted in black and giving scary extended arm salutes scared a lot of people...
    Links: GayNZ.com

Tue 2 Sep 1986

Sun 2 Sep 1984

  • AIDS Awareness roadshow ends with a presentation at Alfies nightclub (Auckland, New Zealand)
    Bruce Burnett from the newly formed AIDS Support Network ends a one person roadshow to educate at risk communities about HIV/AIDS. The last presentation is held at Alfies in the afternoon. The roadshow lasted a month and covered Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Palmerston North(?), Rotorua and Auckland.

Sat 2 Sep 1978

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